Several Afrikan game developer are set to take part in and showcase their games at Devcom 2018 (the interdependent game developer conference). The event will be taking place from 19 to 20 August 2018 in Cologne, Germany.
Some of the Afrikan developed video games that will be showcased at Devcom 2018.
This will be during the 10th anniversary of gamescom, during the largest European games convention.
“Our dream is to have video games as one of the main driver of the Afrikan economy, and as a way to employ millions of people throughout the continent. In order to get there, we need a strong ecosystem with game developers from Afrika who export their games in the world and gain publicity internationally,” said Sidick Bakayoko, Founder and CEO of Paradise Game.
Afrikan video games studios
Five different and independent games studios from different Afrikan countries will be making their way to Cologne to showcase some of their offerings. These will be:
MASSEKA GAME STUDIO that represents Central African Republic.
STUDIO LOMAY from Madagascar.
MOG MEDIA DESIGN studio from Niger.
WEZA INTERACTIVE studio from Kenya.
FRONTFIRE studio from Algeria.
Hosted at Koelnmesse International Fair and Exhibition Center (ail Est), the African game developers will be in a section named “Africa Corner by Paradise Game”. The area will be dedicated to video games made in Afrika and will offer game developers the opportunity to showcase their games to industry professionals.
It's reported that the video games industry generates close to $100 billion globally and 27% of these revenues come from mobile games. One of the positive things, in some cases, is that video games can also be used to promote the Afrikan culture. With Afrika being mostly a mobile first continent, it is hope Afrikan video game developers will be able to harness the potential opportunities the industry presents.
Cover image credit: Mzito 2.0. WEZA INTERACTIVE